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TdM Announces Playwriting Workshop! Do you love telling stories? Do you want to write your stories down for others to enjoy? Or have you ever considered writing a script? Well, you too could be a playwright. In alignment with Theatre du Mississippi’s mission to support new playwrights, a new writer’s workshop is in the offering for this year.

The workshop, scheduled to meet once every 3 – 5 weeks over a 6-month period, will cover the basics of playwriting including dramatic structure, character development, and dialogue. Participants will work on assignments between sessions then read their pieces aloud as they convene in the following weeks. The ultimate goal of the workshop is to culminate in writing one-act plays to produce in Original Shorts in April/May.

Judy Myers, MFA, Professor of Theatre at Saint Mary’s University and Theatre du Mississippi board member, will lead the workshops on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. – Noon beginning September 23. Subsequent dates are October 21, November 18, December 16, January 20, and February 17. The fee for the 6-session workshop is $60.00, payable by check to TdM at the first session.

Anyone seeking more information or interested in participating should contact Kathy Florin, Managing Director, at kathy@theatredumiss.org or Judy Myers at jmyers@smumn.edu .
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Endwaters is an original play by Scott Dixon.
Directed by Daniel Munson.

Who fights for Winona and the Mississippi when fighting means the loss of jobs and friends?

Tickets are now available online (theatredumiss.org)
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Advance: $15 General Admission, $7 Students
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Endwaters

October 20, 2017, 7:30pm - October 22, 2017, 4:00pm

Endwaters is an original play by Scott Dixon. Directed by Daniel Munson. Who fights for Winona a...

TdM Announces Playwriting Workshop!

Do you love telling stories? Do you want to write your stories down for others to enjoy? Or have you ever considered writing a script? Well, you too could be a playwright. In alignment with Theatre du Mississippi’s mission to support new playwrights, a new writer’s workshop is in the offering for this year. The…Continue Reading

Winners!

Theatre du Mississippi is excited to announce the winners of the 2017 New Play Competition for staged readings! This year’s winners are: A Field Guide to the Extinct Birds by David Guaspari, Mountain Life by Stanley Toledo, Primordial Soup by Dan Borengasser, and The Prisoner by Jim Lucason. Staged readings of these four scripts will…Continue Reading

TdM Celebrates 20 years!

It’s TdM’s 20th Birthday Celebration! Founded in 1997, TdM is committed to the development and production of high-quality programs in the performing arts, particularly those that address important contemporary or historical issues. It is our aim to integrate artistic excellence and originality with a sense of community in the Winona area and beyond. Help us…Continue Reading

Christmas Radio Show!

TdM is excited to present the 5th annual Christmas Radio Show! Written and directed by Kara Eggers. December 8 and 9 at 6:30pm December 10 at 2pm and 6:30pm New location! Winona Arts Center (228 E 5th Street) Presale Tickets: $12 General Admission, $5 Students Online (theatredumiss.org) and at Chapter 2 Books (121 W 3rd…Continue Reading

Christmas Radio Show Auditions

Come one, Come all! Theatre du Mississippi will be holding Auditions for this year’s Christmas Radio Show, which is set in 1941. A variety of people are needed, and we would love to have you come and audition. For this show you will have scripts in hand! NO MEMORIZATION IS NEEDED. Musically: We are in…Continue Reading

Julie Wera: The Yankee Flash

  Julie Wera: The Yankee Flash ‘A Play in One Act’ By Michael Flanagan Based on the story of Julie Wera, New York Yankee Directed by Judy Myers October 13 and 14 at 7:30pm October 15 at 2pm and 7:30pm New location! Café Congo First Congregational Church (161 W. Broadway St.) Use the Johnson street…Continue Reading

2017-2018
Production Season

Endwaters
Written by Scott Dixon
Directed by Daniel Munson
October 20 & 21 | 7:30pm
October 22 | 2pm
Masonic Theatre
(255 Main St., Winona)

6th Annual Christmas Radio Show
Written & Directed by Paul Sannerud
Dec. 15 - 17
Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre (Located in the  Performing Arts Center, Winona State University)

Original Shorts
Staged readings of original one-act plays from TdM's Playwriting Workshop
Spring 2018

Historic Masonic Theatre Winona MN

Founded in 1997, Theatre du Mississippi is committed to the development and production of high-quality programs in the performing arts, particularly those that address important contemporary or historical issues. Our aim is to integrate artistic excellence and originality with a sense of community in the Winona area and beyond.

Theatre du Mississippi | P.O. Box 184 | Winona, MN 55987 | admin@theatredumiss.org

As a non-profit organization, we are grateful to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers for helping us provide community outreach, education, entertainment and, in particular, dedication to original works. We are located in the Historic Masonic Theatre in the heart of Winona, Minnesota, in the bluff country of the upper Mississippi River Valley. We appreciate the following foundations and institutions for supporting our organization through their generous grants:
  • The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation
  • SEMAC - McKnight Emerging Artist Grant, in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature
'Friends of the Masonic' is a citizens group focused on the preservation and restoration of the Historic Masonic Theatre, its building, and its collection of historic painted scenery. Please join us and share your ideas about how we might assist the City in preserving this historic building and the drops collection. Join us at: www.facebook.com/groups/279822072207056/.